I came back from my vacations in southern france, on the azure coast (Menton, near Monaco/Italy) and I have Xenogears/saga moments to share.
First, I have to say... southern french villages gives me ridiculous Nisan vibes.
Streets are very charming (lots of stone construction with warm colors...), it's generally hot, there are lots of pretty churches, mountains, the sea (Nisan has a lake, okay, but still), old ruins. I got pretty amused when I visited a church and there was a statue of a saint named Marguerite. Then, the guide (who was organizing a visit) told us that there was a path dedicated to Nietzsche. And look what I surprisingly found on the internet :
Nietzsche, who had a home in Ãˆze-Bord-de-Mer, used to walk up here, where he reportedly composed the 3rd part of "Thus Spoke Zarathustra".
Score :fraggamagga: .
The same day I visited those villages with my family, I came across a game shop on the way to the bus. And what did I see ? A few KOS-MOS figures exposed in front of the shop. What a shock. Finding Xenosaga goodies in a small village in a country where Xenosaga barely came out (only Ep 2) and Xenogears never did. And the shopkeeper seemed to be more familiar with Xenogears than Xenosaga *dead* ! A bought one and it was pretty cheap.
And I also had a weird Xenosaga dream a few days ago lol. Apparently, I was in ancient China (?) to get KOS-MOS, we ultimately got chased and Gaignun and Albedo rescued us. Also, Jin and Margulis were randomly there... secretly checking out Pellegri (in my dream, we ended up jumping in a lake or something).